Radon Exposure In Our Homes
What We Know About Radon Exposure
Here at LOOK Property Inspection, we are on a mission to bring awareness to the risks of Radon Exposure in our homes. Radon can be found in homes all over the United States. It comes from the breakdown of uranium naturally found in soil, rock, and water. Radon typically moves up through the ground and into homes through cracks and other penetrations in the foundation and becomes trapped inside.
How Radon Enters Our Homes
The fact that any home can have high level of Radon present regardless of location is uncommon knowledge. The only way to know if you have a Radon problem in your home is to conduct a test. We want to bring awareness to the importance of Radon testing to the masses. Testing can be done by the homeowner however hiring a trustworthy home inspector is recommended by the EPA for Real Estate transactions. A qualified professional understands the proper conditions, test devices and the guidelines for obtaining a reliable radon test result.
Radon Exposure is a Carcinogen!
Two studies based on research conducted in North America and in Europe show definitive evidence of an association between residential radon exposure and lung cancer. Both studies combined data from several residential studies. “These findings effectively end any doubts about the risks to Americans of having radon in their homes,” said Tom Kelly, director of EPA’s Indoor Environments Division.
“We know that radon is a carcinogen. This research confirms that breathing low levels of radon can lead to lung cancer.” The radon health risk is underscored by the fact that, in 1988, the United States Congress added Title III on Indoor Radon Abatement to the Toxic Substances Control Act. It codified and funded EPA’s then-fledgling radon program. That same year, the Surgeon General issued a warning about radon, urging Americans to test their homes and to reduce the radon level, when necessary
Surgeon General Releases National Health Advisory on Radon
(January 13, 2005) U.S. Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona issues a health advisory warning Americans about the health risk from exposure to radon in indoor air. The Chief Physician urged Americans to test their homes to find out how much radon they might be breathing in. The EPA estimates that radon is responsible for about 20,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the United States. Exposure to radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer after smoking.
Join The Cause
Help us bring awareness to our loved ones and neighbors about the importance of regular Radon testing. Navigate to our Schedule your inspection page to request your Professional Radon Test today!
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Source: InterNachi Radon Certification